Race and leadership in the news media 2022: evidence from five markets
Some individual news organisations clearly see this as a problem. As the USA Today writes in its annually updated diversity and inclusion data report, ‘we must build and sustain a workforce that is reflective of the diversity in the communities we serve’.2 It is also clear that many leaders in news media recognise that the industry as a whole, and many individual organisations, fall short of this aspiration. Among those surveyed in one recent study, only 38% of senior industry leaders said they felt their organisation was doing a good job in terms of ethnic diversity, and addressing a lack of ethnic diversity in their organisations was identified as the single most important priority in terms of improving diversity by a plurality of respondents (Cherubini et al. 2021).